Kayenta Travel Guide

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    by Yaqui Updated Dec 28, 2008

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    El Capitan towers 1,500 feet in height and is located just north of Kayenta. El Capitan is also known as “Aghaa’la", which means, much wool. Legends have been told that the name “much wool” refers to the custom of scraping deer hides on the coarse basalt that eventually piled up the wool along the sides. El Capitan is of ceremonial importance to the Navajos.

    What a awesome natural formation to see out in the middle of plains. I can understand why the Dine find this formation as sacred. I was simply in awe of the whole area!

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Kayenta Restaurants

  • Friendly Food

    We were hot, tired and in need of a good lunch. There were few choices of places, and so we decided to go mom and pop. It turned out great.Walking in the door we saw an Indian family, a grandma, and another small group of locals, but no tourists. THe parking lot had almost scared us off....The dishes came quickly with a smile.Bathrooms...

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  • A popular place!

    Sonic is a very popular place with most small communities. They have some of the best shakes, malts, and sundaes! Most of these fast food places look new. It is nice that travelers have a choice of eating establishments now. Most of the busineses are located right on Hwy 160.

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  • Fast Food!

    Another fast food restaurant located on Hwy 160. Some familiar fast food places located here. My favorite are the salads and my kids like the chicken sandwiches. You can eat healthy here, you just need to pay attention to the menus.

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  • Burgers!

    Nice to know there are some fast foods places located here. Located right on Hwy 160 and has a unique feature. Code Talkers Museum. Not too many Burger Kings can say that!

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  • Wonderful food!

    Located in Hampton Inn, we were all really hungry and didn't want to have to drive any where. The boys had the hamburgers, I had to Navajo Taco and my youngest had the chicken fingers. It was all very good and satisfying. The decor was wonderful and the lovely ladies all dressed in traditional attire.Open for dinner nightly, service in main dining...

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  • Decent Bakery

    The donuts in the bakery dept of this grocery store were really quite good. We grabbed a bunch to take on the road with us, along with coffee and juice from the store before we hit the road. The apple fritters were the best I've had in a long time. Crispy, not too greasy, still had apples.

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Kayenta Off The Beaten Path

  • Navajo Shadehouse Museum

    This is between Hampton Inn and Burger King on Hwy 160 in Kayenta. It is a self guided tour of some examples of Dine structures. There are some signs explaining the tradition and the reason for the design. The signs are fading some. One of the Hogans you can walk into with some nice displays of traditional Dine living. So, take some time to stop...

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  • Code Talkers Museum in Burger King

    6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. This exhibit is Free. There is a wonderful little musemm located inside the Burger King. My hubby ran in here to get the boys some snacks for our next leg of adventure and he was all excited about finding this treasure. I did not get the chance to see it, but he enjoyed it. The Code Talkers where Native Americans to transmit...

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  • Comb Ridge

    Comb Ridge is a large formation of Dine Sandstone that is first seen just North of Kayenta and parallels the highway for many miles until it turns North towards Utah. The ridge is a exposed rock layers that have been bent at the Comb Monocline. These layers of rocks appear angled charply upward at a horizontal level. They have weather into bare...

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